Fund Details
Library Fellowships Program

Description:

Annually, three library fellowships provide a terrific opportunity for graduates to explore different careers in libraries and gain practical experience. These are one year, full-time paid positions with benefits (the Fellowship award amount includes salary, benefits, and professional development). Applications are due March 27, 2019.

ELIGIBILITY

These fellowships are open to recent Dartmouth graduates. Please note: candidates must have completed their Dartmouth degree (graduate or undergraduate) before July 1, 2019.

COMPENSATION, BENEFITS, AND TENURE

These are one-year, full-time paid fellowships with Dartmouth benefits. The term of employment is July 1, 2019, to June 30, 2020.


Edward Connery Lathem '51 Digital Library Fellowship

The Edward Connery Lathem ’51 Digital Library Fellowship provides an opportunity for a graduating student or recent graduate of Dartmouth to spend a year learning and contributing to new directions in the open dissemination of digital materials resulting from Dartmouth’s scholarship, research, and educational activities. The fellowship is designed to be tailored to the individual interests of the fellow in support of the missions of the Digital Library Program and the Scholarly Communication Program. The Fellow is encouraged to develop a project that furthers these missions. There are opportunities to develop knowledge of digital publishing, including copyright and metadata; to support initiatives in the digital humanities; to develop digital projects; to develop skills in teaching and marketing about key initiatives; and to collaborate on projects with other Fellows and staff across the Dartmouth Library.

Strong interpersonal and communication skills, comfort with information technology, and an enthusiasm for learning new tools and concepts are essential. Creative thinking, grace in handling multiple projects, and a sense of humor are welcomed!

The Edward Connery Lathem '51 Digital Library Fellowship runs from July through June and includes full-time pay and benefits.

Jones Memorial Digital Media Fellowship

The Jones Memorial Digital Media Fellowship provides an opportunity for a graduating student or recent graduate of Dartmouth College to spend a year learning digital media technology as applied to the academic curriculum and careers in librarianship. The fellowship may be tailored to the individual interests of the candidate where their skills support the mission of the Jones Media Center.

Successful applicants will be highly motivated and innovative individuals, with strong academic records and an interest and aptitude for working with digital media hardware and software. Outstanding interpersonal and communications skills and an enthusiasm for helping students, faculty and other library patrons use new technology are essential.

Responsibilities:
  • Develop skills using digital media hardware and software

  • Produce multimedia exhibits and promotional materials

  • Assist students, faculty, staff and alumni with their multimedia projects

  • Learn about media preservation and restoration

  • Teach workshops on digital media software applications

  • Gain experience with library collections, systems and services


Edward Connery Lathem '51 Special Collections Fellowship

The Edward Connery Lathem ’51 Special Collections Fellowship offers recent Dartmouth graduates an opportunity to work in Rauner Special Collections Library and gain valuable experience with archives, manuscripts and rare books. The fellow will work on a major project tailored to his or her skills and interests while gaining a general overview of special collections librarianship.

Past fellows have done a wide variety of projects that included processing collections, conducting surveys of materials in Rauner, working on exhibits, and assisting with teaching and outreach. One fellow had a major project to reprocess the Robert Frost papers, another conducted a survey of digital materials in the collection, and a third focused primarily on teaching and outreach efforts (including the creation and maintenance of our Instagram account). In addition to working on projects and getting a sense of working with archives, manuscripts and rare books, fellows are encouraged to attend professional meetings related to the field, or to a specific aspect of the work they are conducting.

Successful applicants will be highly motivated individuals with an interest in working with libraries, archives, or museums. Intellectual curiosity and strong interpersonal and communication skills are the most important qualifications for this position.


Begin Accepting Applications Date:
2/11/2019
Deadline Date (EST Time Zone):
4/01/2019 12:00 AM